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Review: could Losartan cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.

We study 12,974 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,324 Memory loss patients)

On Jan, 5, 2015: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 141 people (1.09%) have Memory Loss.

Trend of Memory loss in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss34.62%11.54%7.69%7.69%19.23%15.38%3.85%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss72.15%27.85%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.00%0.73%0.00%5.84%8.03%25.55%59.85%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss13.64%40.91%36.36%9.09%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss6.67%20.00%73.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (47 people, 33.33%)
  2. Depression (18 people, 12.77%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 12.06%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 11.35%)
  5. Anxiety (15 people, 10.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (128 people, 90.78%)
  2. Aspirin (34 people, 24.11%)
  3. Omeprazole (24 people, 17.02%)
  4. Amlodipine (22 people, 15.60%)
  5. Simvastatin (18 people, 12.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Which is the preferred blood pressure med. to protect a 60+ diabetic type i w/ hypoglycemia unawareness. note ramipril after many years of use caused coughing - switched to losartan potassium - more (1 answer)
    Recently switched from Ramipril to Losartan Potassium since Ramipril was causing me to cough more and had been on this med. for years.
    Recently, have had 3 bad episodes of hypoglycemia esp. during the night. I was wondering if the BP med Losartan Potassium 25mg could be causing these? The BS levels have been very low in the 30-40 ranges. I have read the recent article of the study done on Losartan that women (esp. those 60+) maybe should not be on this med.
    I don't have elevated BP unless I see a doctor!! (Hx. of white coat syndrome) but my practitioner and former doctors want to protect my kidneys although no labs show a problem w/them. Any suggestions of any other BP med. that I could take that will not affect my blood sugar levels or cause me to cough!! I do have a history of MVP.
    Thanks so much for information you can share!
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    DCrawford on Nov, 13, 2014:

    Male 60

    I've been taking this for about a year Switched from atenolol due to severe coughing attacks. Coughing isn't as bad but now I'm getting some slight and petty memory loss..forget how to spell simple words, prone to typos..etc. Then, just today I found myself in my own house not recognizing a doorway to the bedroom I was passing. Very weird.If this were 35 years ago, I could dig it. But not now.

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